Fergus Crane has an almost ordinary life - having lessons taught by rather odd teachers on the school ship Betty Jeanne and helping his mother in the bakery. But then a mysterious flying box appears at the window of his waterfront home and Fergus is plunged headlong into an exciting adventure! The box is followed by a winged mechanical horse that whisks him off to meet his long-lost uncle and his penguin helpers, Finn, Bill, and Jackson. Fergus finds out that his teachers are not quite what they seem-- they're actually pirates! Can Fergus and his winged horse save his schoolmates on the far-off Fire Island? And who else will he find there?
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"Stewart spends too much time introducing a large cast of characters who mostly just pass in review, and the melodramatic bits don't arrive until very late. Missable." - Kirkus.
"Readers looking for adventure with a smidgen of inventive fantasy will find this one just the ticket." - Booklist.
"Another triumph for the Stewart-Riddell dream team." - Independent (U.K.)
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The authors of The Edge Chronicles series (favorites in our house) return with a series for slightly younger readers, but to mixed reviews.
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